After a few years, collecting various equipment, it’s time to do a quick checklist of what I have.
After using canon 450D (XTI) for more than 5 years, i’ve upgraded lately to a brand new 70D. This is the most up-date canon’s mid-level camera. A lot has been said about this model, and I must agree with them all – this is a great camera to operate, with amazing low-light capabilities, WI-FI and features.
Auto focus lenses
- Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Great lens for having landscapes and extreme wide pictures
- Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 HSM
This is my main shooting lens. Support also Full frame bodies. Very crisp and natural images. Constant aperture makes this lens a good performer for low-light shooting.
- Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 VC USD
Great telephoto lens for shooting long range subjects. It is equipped with an ultrasonic motor, which gives a very silent operation. Very sharp at 70-200mm range.
Manual focus lenses
- Zeiss Jena 135 f/2.8 (P mount)
A true, old east Germany made, carl zeiss telephote prime. Like all zeiss glass, this has an amazing contrast and “zeiss color”. Although it’s manual focus, with an adapter to canon body, it enables auto focus confirmation, making the shooting more convenient, with less focus misses.
- Yashica 28mm f/2.8 (c/y mount)
Japan made 28mm f/2.8 prime. Has a great dreamy feeling for “normal” range (for APS-C sensor). Very light and small, perfect for one glass solution when you are on a vacation or trip, without the need to take a bag full of lenses.
I have two flashes, the main is Yonguo YN-568EXII, and for remote and slave shootings i use YN-460ii.
The Yn-568EXII support high speed sync, and also has built int RF capabilities, that can be triggered by the 70D body. I highly recommend this flash, it’s a lot cheaper than the canon brand, has great building materials, and i’m very satisfied from it’s performance.
I use Yongnuo RF-602 Tx & Tx units. For my purposes, mainly indoor shooting, they work well and relible. Great value for money.
- Octagon softbox umbrella
Perfect to setup on a light stand, with a flash, making it a very lightweight and portable solution. The octagon shape make the eyes of the subject glow, and the huge size (90cm) make the light very soft.